Old Dubai Gold Souk and Water Taxi

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: United Arab Emirates, Emirate of Dubai, Dubai
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  • 4 hours
  • Dubai
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Although a relatively new city, Dubai enjoys a rich

heritage with a history that goes as far back as the

Bronze Age. Take this journey with us back in time

and explore the roots of this country.

Visiting Bastakiya and its narrow lanes is an

experience you will never forget. A

ride on a lovely little abra will transport you to the

busy market area with the famous Gold and Spice

Souks. From here, you will move on to see Jumeirah

Mosque, to admire the 8th-century Islamic

architecture.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Dubai Creek, Mashraf Building, Dubai United Arab Emirates

Enjoy a unique half-day tour of Dubai, exploring its old neighborhoods as well as some of the more traditional bazaars and souks.

Following a pick-up from your hotel or cruise ship, transfer to experience a magnificent view of Dubai Creek, passing through the heritage area of Bastakiya. See the charming wind-tower houses built by the wealthy merchants of old Dubai. Continue to Al Fahidi Fort, the city’s oldest building and now home to Dubai Museum. See some of the city’s archives and exhibits that chronicle the development of the city.

Next, climb aboard a traditional wooden abra water taxi and cross Dubai Creek to the Spice Market and Gold Souk. Soak up the scent of exotic spices, and see some of the best jewelry in town. Watch a private fashion show at Treasure House, with free time after to examine the leather goods and exclusive jewelry. Continue to the Women’s Museum to learn about the role of women in the UAE, past and present.

Re-board your transfer vehicle and drive to Jumeirah Mosque for a photo opportunity outside one of Dubai’s most important landmarks. End with a drive past the ultra-luxury and ultra-contemporary Burj Al Arab to compare and contrast old and new, traditional and modern Dubai.

Stop At: Bastakia Quarter, Bur Dubai Building 20, Dubai United Arab Emirates

Enjoy a unique half-day tour of Dubai, exploring its old neighborhoods as well as some of the more traditional bazaars and souks.

Following a pick-up from your hotel or cruise ship, transfer to experience a magnificent view of Dubai Creek, passing through the heritage area of Bastakiya. See the charming wind-tower houses built by the wealthy merchants of old Dubai. Continue to Al Fahidi Fort, the city’s oldest building and now home to Dubai Museum. See some of the city’s archives and exhibits that chronicle the development of the city.

Next, climb aboard a traditional wooden abra water taxi and cross Dubai Creek to the Spice Market and Gold Souk. Soak up the scent of exotic spices, and see some of the best jewelry in town. Watch a private fashion show at Treasure House, with free time after to examine the leather goods and exclusive jewelry. Continue to the Women’s Museum to learn about the role of women in the UAE, past and present.

Re-board your transfer vehicle and drive to Jumeirah Mosque for a photo opportunity outside one of Dubai’s most important landmarks. End with a drive past the ultra-luxury and ultra-contemporary Burj Al Arab to compare and contrast old and new, traditional and modern Dubai.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jumeirah Mosque, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1, Dubai 75157 United Arab Emirates

Enjoy a unique half-day tour of Dubai, exploring its old neighborhoods as well as some of the more traditional bazaars and souks.

Following a pick-up from your hotel or cruise ship, transfer to experience a magnificent view of Dubai Creek, passing through the heritage area of Bastakiya. See the charming wind-tower houses built by the wealthy merchants of old Dubai. Continue to Al Fahidi Fort, the city’s oldest building and now home to Dubai Museum. See some of the city’s archives and exhibits that chronicle the development of the city.

Next, climb aboard a traditional wooden abra water taxi and cross Dubai Creek to the Spice Market and Gold Souk. Soak up the scent of exotic spices, and see some of the best jewelry in town. Watch a private fashion show at Treasure House, with free time after to examine the leather goods and exclusive jewelry. Continue to the Women’s Museum to learn about the role of women in the UAE, past and present.

Re-board your transfer vehicle and drive to Jumeirah Mosque for a photo opportunity outside one of Dubai’s most important landmarks. End with a drive past the ultra-luxury and ultra-contemporary Burj Al Arab to compare and contrast old and new, traditional and modern Dubai.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Old Souk, Deira, Dubai United Arab Emirates

Enjoy a unique half-day tour of Dubai, exploring its old neighborhoods as well as some of the more traditional bazaars and souks.

Following a pick-up from your hotel or cruise ship, transfer to experience a magnificent view of Dubai Creek, passing through the heritage area of Bastakiya. See the charming wind-tower houses built by the wealthy merchants of old Dubai. Continue to Al Fahidi Fort, the city’s oldest building and now home to Dubai Museum. See some of the city’s archives and exhibits that chronicle the development of the city.

Next, climb aboard a traditional wooden abra water taxi and cross Dubai Creek to the Spice Market and Gold Souk. Soak up the scent of exotic spices, and see some of the best jewelry in town. Watch a private fashion show at Treasure House, with free time after to examine the leather goods and exclusive jewelry. Continue to the Women’s Museum to learn about the role of women in the UAE, past and present.

Re-board your transfer vehicle and drive to Jumeirah Mosque for a photo opportunity outside one of Dubai’s most important landmarks. End with a drive past the ultra-luxury and ultra-contemporary Burj Al Arab to compare and contrast old and new, traditional and modern Dubai.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Entry/Admission - Bastakia Quarter
  • Entry/Admission - Jumeirah Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Old Souk

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • A minimum of two travelers is required per booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Water Taxi not wheelchair accessible and infants required to sit on laps.
  • Infant seats available upon request.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
ALL Dubai Hotels/ Dubai Port

Ports

  • Port Rashid


Departure Time

08:30 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

4 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

leenas754

21 Aug, 2022

Amazing day in old dubai!!!! I had a great time with the guide Ahmedabad alla ... Higley recommended

MerjaJ

06 Apr, 2022

We bought this excursion recommended by the rep in the lobby of Hilton Jumeirah Beach. She stated this would be suitable for us - elderly with walking difficulties- as it was a private one for only a few people. The vehicle was a small minibus and totally inappropriate for us as it was difficult to get in and out and to move around because of it's shape and size. We were 10 people onboard of various nationalities; the guide spoke English, French and German, but not well. We stopped by a mosque which we were not allowed to visit, then to an art factory where they tried to sell us their goods, then by the Heritage Village (not impressive) and finished eventually after a water taxi trip outside of a gold and spice souk. We had an introductory chat outside of a tea and spice shop run by a company called Model Training LCC that was over charging for their products.

sbtraveler2013

16 Feb, 2022

Tour guides were good. The Gold Souk very busy and the merchants are unrelentless! Enjoyed water taxi. An hour late getting back to destination is the reason for a four rating.

Uniquely_sue

06 Dec, 2021

We went to the Gold and Spice Souks via water taxi 3 times. The first time we went with a guide and were unfamiliar and had time limitations. The 2nd and 3rd times we went on our own. We were experts at haggling by our last trip. The souks (markets) are very busy with vendors clamoring for your attention to get your business. They are friendly enough but aggressive. You have to know how to say no and know how to bargain to get the best price. The 1st time that I went...I didn't want to offend on how much I wanted to spend. By the 3rd day I ended up bring their prices down to what I wanted to pay for my gold, spices, and souvenirs. I found...they will only refuse your offer if it is too low and most of the time they will accept it. Going to the souks is exciting! We got everything that we wanted at the prices that WE were willing to pay. The water taxis ride was only 1 Dirham (about .50 cents) one way and it is a nice little ride to get to each side. I would recommend if you are looking for good deals on gold, spices, and souvenirs.

d0renel

28 Nov, 2019

Dubai is an amazing city... so modern... a city that has everything and more. It is not only a beautiful city but it is the cleanest city... more clean than Beverly Hills... If someone drops a paper on the street they get fined $2000.00... The Dubai Museum is fascinating... very historical. The gold souk is fun to see. I want to go back to see more of Dubai and just hang out... Great great city!

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